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    which one is correct?

    hello,

    which of the following sentences is correct? and why?

    a) "The thing which I most dislike about her is her..."

    b) "The thing which I dislike the most about her is her..."

    c) "The thing which I dislike most about her is her ..."


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    #2

    Re: which one is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by light View Post
    hello,

    which of the following sentences is correct? and why?

    a) "The thing which I most dislike most about her is her..."

    b) "The thing which I dislike the most about her is her..."

    c) "The thing which I dislike most about her is her ..."
    b = c = correct

  2. #3

    Re: which one is correct?

    thank you but why?
    and 'the' has no function?


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    #4

    Smile Re: which one is correct?

    How to encourage the students to use more English in the classroom?


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    Re: which one is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by light View Post
    thank you but why?
    Does it matter? I am not a prescriptive grammarian.

    Quote Originally Posted by light View Post
    and 'the' has no function?
    Nothing that I know of.


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    Re: which one is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by light View Post
    thank you but why?
    and 'the' has no function?
    'The' is optional with superlative adverbs modifying verb phrases. Even if 'the' is omitted in such constructions, the meaning it carries is implied.


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    Re: which one is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by svartnik View Post
    Does it matter? I am not a prescriptive grammarian.
    Svartnik, no offence meant but prescriptivists are exactly grammatical scholars who believe that the only purpose of grammar is to give strict rules of writing and speaking correctly. It is descriptivists who like to analyse and explain things.


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    Re: which one is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Clark View Post
    Svartnik, no offence meant but prescriptivists are exactly grammatical scholars who believe that the only purpose of grammar is to give strict rules of writing and speaking correctly. It is descriptivists who like to analyse and explain things.


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    Re: which one is correct?

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    Re: which one is correct?

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